Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties.

CPUC To Host Public Briefings on Utility Readiness for 2021 PSPS Events

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has announced it will host virtual public briefings for electric utilities to discuss their readiness for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events in 2021 with the public, as well as the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CAL FIRE. Each respective utility will provide these briefings on the following dates:

• Tuesday, August 3, 2021, from 9 am to noon: Southern California Edison (SCE)

• Tuesday, August 3, 2021, from 1 pm to 4 pm: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

• Wednesday, August 4, 2021, from 9 am to noon: Small Multi-Jurisdictional Utilities (such as Liberty Utilities and PacifiCorp)

To view the workshop, see here. Public participants may also hear the event and make comments by calling 1-800-857-1917, passcode 7218384#.


California Citizens Redistricting Commission’s Communities of Interest Public Input Meeting

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) has a Communities of Interest Public Input meeting on July 19th for the following counties and surrounding areas: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama. The Commission is seeking input from the public to assist in establishing the boundaries of communities during the redistricting process. An informational flyer on the meeting is available here.



The Municipal Resource Group, a sponsor of RCRC’s 2021 Annual Meeting, is offering a comprehensive leadership development program for interested participants that starts on August 25th. For more information about the 10-month LX EVOLVE program, please see the flyer here.


State Water Resources Control Board Seeks Senior Engineering Geologist

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is seeking a Senior Engineering Geologist to serve as one of the principal implementers of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Applications are due by July 23, 2021. To apply or for additional information, visit the SWRCB’s job posting website here.